When I was a young child we often said to one another, sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Well today, all too often, words lead to violence. Over the weekend three men were shot and hospitalized in Lansing resulting from an exchange of words.
On the morning of November 3, 2011, a 23-year old Bath Township man was arrested on a felonious assault charge against his 44-year old father. The father and son were arguing when the dispute turned physical. According to witnesses, the younger man grabbed a pair of scissors, leaned over his sitting father and made a stabbing motion. At that point, the father punched his son in the face, and the men fell to the floor fighting. The police department plans to seek a domestic assault charge against the father.